Posts Categorized: Child development

Pacing with his own inner rhythm

Child development | Mindfulness in motion

As a toddler Gavin has an initial healthy hesitation in allowing me, as a practitioner, to touch him.  With play and slow approach, Gavin gradually settles in to feel safe in the room and with me.  He can play with shape sorting puzzles while I give him gentle, light craniosacral therapy. Then Gavin pauses to track how… Read more »

Desperate for sleep

Breastfeeding | Child development | Somatic bodywork

We’ve had the pleasure of working with Catherine on and off for about a year and a half now. We first sought her out for her craniosacral services when our son had colic and we were desperate for sleep and answers. Other options had provided him no relief. However, one session with Catherine and he… Read more »

On target

Breastfeeding | Child development

Your baby loves to look at target shapes – but those abstract circles to hang over the crib are not what he needs. Look at your own beautiful self.  Here you find will find the juicy target shapes that your baby wants to gaze upon. Nipples, eyes and faces What could be more important to… Read more »

The power of push

Child development

      Young children have a mandate to master their world through direct action.  How often you have you seen your toddler try to push the full shopping cart – and be crushed if you don’t let him? Push activities not only creates strength, but also gives your child a clear body map.  When… Read more »

Body maps

Child development

The moveable feast From your baby’s first days of swimming in utero and throughout early childhood, he is developing body maps that give him a secure sense of self – and his first math skills. As your child moves, her little brain is receiving a feast of sensory information about her own body.  Gradually she… Read more »